Ocean View, Delaware

Ocean View, DE Area and Community Information



Ocean View is a quaint little town located in the southern portion of Delaware. This is a lovely, close-knit community that is home to just under 2,000 residents (as of 2010). Due to Ocean View's close proximity to Bethany Beach, people who choose to purchase Ocean View properties enjoy an abundance of employment possibilities.

History of Ocean View


The town of Ocean View passed through many hands over the years and was originally nothing more than a small tract of land. Its first owner was a man known as Lord Baltimore who gave the land to Matthew Scarborough in 1688. At this time, the area was called Middlesex Plantation.

After Scarborough died, the land was passed on to a family known as the Hazzards who then passed it on to the Hall family in 1800. The Halls named the town Hall's Store after their grocery store. Soon after this, a number of other businesses made their way to Hall's Store.

The town was incorporated in 1889 and was renamed Ocean View because you could see a splendid view of the Atlantic Ocean from the second stories of many buildings in the area. Today, the town retains its charm and is home to a delightful variety of small businesses and lovely Ocean View homes.

Parks and Recreation

When you choose to become an Ocean View home buyer, you can enjoy spending your spare time at the town's John West Park, which is located between Oakwood and West Avenues. John West Park offers many great amenities including covered picnic areas, barbecue grills, playground equipment, a volley ball field and clean restrooms.

Residents of Ocean View real estate can also rent covered pavilions for such things as family reunions, small parties or other special events. Availability may be limited at various times of the year. As such, you will want to be sure to call the township in advance to reserve your space.

Attractions and Activities

One of the best benefits you can derive from purchasing real estate in Ocean View is that you will have easy access to a large variety of fun attractions and activities. For the history buffs in your family, there is the Nanticoke Indian Museum and Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum.

Looking for family entertainment? Ocean View DE homes are just minutes away from such attractions as Carousel Ice Skating Rink, Funland Amusement Park and Ocean City Beach. Do you enjoy golfing? Be sure to check out Baywood Greens, River Run Golf Club or Maui Golf. Other attractions are the Clear Space Theater, Rehoboth Beach and the Jolly Roger Amusement Park.

Special Events in Ocean View

People who purchase homes for sale in Ocean View will enjoy celebrating with their community during some of the many festivals held in the area throughout the year. One such festival is known as Ocean View's Homecoming Festival, which is held in May each year. Highlights of the Homecoming Festival are fun inflatables, a rock wall, face painting and live music.

Ocean View homes for sale are also just a short distance from the annual Firefly Music Festival, which is held in mid June. This is a four-day festival that showcases a variety of live bands from Jazz to Rock and Roll. Other special events near Ocean View that you will not want to miss include Nascar in Delaware, the Milton Holly Festival and the Lewes Tulip Festival.

As you can see, there are many reasons why you should consider purchasing Ocean View DE real estate. If you are looking for a peaceful place to live that also offers access to a number of employment opportunities, give our Ocean View real estate agent a call. We can answer any questions you may have, and our Ocean View Realtor can place you in the home of your dreams.
Michael Kogler
Michael Kogler
Sales Executive